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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thank you for the replies. I think I worry too much what others may think coupled with what Ron mentioned. I like to collect books for my enjoyment. Once I introduce the thought of buying books to fund my enjoyment of buying books or buying books for nothing but profit I start feeling differently about what I am doing. It changes the dynamic, and my joy, in book collecting.
    Completely agree. Keep it something you enjoy not a job.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thank you for the replies. I think I worry too much what others may think coupled with what Ron mentioned. I like to collect books for my enjoyment. Once I introduce the thought of buying books to fund my enjoyment of buying books or buying books for nothing but profit I start feeling differently about what I am doing. It changes the dynamic, and my joy, in book collecting.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Can someone explain to me my aversion to buying and selling books for profit? Just had a chance to snag a copy of CD's Nightshift (the one @$275) for list price and I could have easily turned a profit on it. However I passed on this as I felt stress about the selling process.

    Wish I could be normal sometimes.
    I'm the same way...there have been many opportunities where I could have snagged a book that I knew would result in a healthy profit but decided instead of pass -- the recent Exorcist from Suntup, for example. For me, it turns my hobby into something I don't want it to be...rather than something that gives me pleasure and satisfaction and a distraction from the hassles and stress of everyday life, it becomes a drive to accrue money, and there's enough of that already. I certainly sell some of my books that I no longer want, or have upgraded, or no longer interest me, or etc. (in fact, I've been much more aggressive with that on eBay the last four or five months), but their origin in my collection was never with an eye for resale. I don't begrudge those who those who do, but it's never been a driver for me as it undermines the entire reason I do this hobby in the first place.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Can someone explain to me my aversion to buying and selling books for profit? Just had a chance to snag a copy of CD's Nightshift (the one @$275) for list price and I could have easily turned a profit on it. However I passed on this as I felt stress about the selling process.

    Wish I could be normal sometimes.
    It gives people something to complain about. If you choose to do it there is nothing wrong with that. If you choose not to that is ok as well. I am personally too lazy to do it. The fact that people complain would not be an issue should I decide I wanted to do that.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Can someone explain to me my aversion to buying and selling books for profit? Just had a chance to snag a copy of CD's Nightshift (the one @$275) for list price and I could have easily turned a profit on it. However I passed on this as I felt stress about the selling process.

    Wish I could be normal sometimes.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Today it's a sweltering 19 degrees out - never thought I'd say 19 was warm, but compared to yesterday's -8, 19 is pretty toasty.

    I live in an apartment, and at about 9:30 last night, the fire alarm went off. So many swears were uttered. By the time I changed clothes, found heavy wool coat, shoes, socks, warm gloves, COVID mask, and beanie, the alarm went off. And it name came back on again like it usually does. The thought of being outside when it was -8 did not sound appealing. At all.
    Well we finally rose above freezing yesterday afternoon and have stayed there. Melting is happening but I still have several inches of snow. Just saw a car creep along the street in front of my house. My street does not go anywhere and exits onto a street that is an access point to the regional hospital. This results in the city plowing the road that leads to our road and walling us in. Usually as this start to melt someone with a truck rams the wall and we are able to get out. Informed delivery shows I will have mail today. This will be my first mail delivery since last Thursday. Haven't really missed that. Tomorrow is also garbage day so I will need to shovel a path from my garage to the sidewalk to set the garbage out, assuming they resume collection by tomorrow. Most of my team at work live in Oregon. They all have some level of power issues and my office has been out for several days. So glad we got snow instead of Ice up here!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Today it's a sweltering 19 degrees out - never thought I'd say 19 was warm, but compared to yesterday's -8, 19 is pretty toasty.

    I live in an apartment, and at about 9:30 last night, the fire alarm went off. So many swears were uttered. By the time I changed clothes, found heavy wool coat, shoes, socks, warm gloves, COVID mask, and beanie, the alarm went off. And it name came back on again like it usually does. The thought of being outside when it was -8 did not sound appealing. At all.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    No snow in the forecast here in North Florida we are however expecting a hard freeze overnight tonight. Municipalities in this region are not set up correctly to handle ice on the roads so I'm suspecting things may be shut down tomorrow morning.

    Really concerned about my bees with these low temps. Hope they are healthy and plentiful enough to make it through the night.

    South west Washington is much better prepared for inclement weather than Oregon is. Portland basically shuts down with 2 inches of snow. I share your concern with the bees, they are needed and have many thing going against them as it is and do not need a hard freeze on top of everything!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    We topped out at somewhere between ten and twelve inches of snow, based on measurements taken in various spots on my driveway...blame the wind, and call it eleven inches. It's been raining for a few hours now, so I'm hoping whatever doesn't freeze overnight and make things even worse will melt, and tomorrow will look a lot less white and lumpy.
    We peaked at a little over 12 inches with a light coating of ice on top. Got off pretty easy considering that 5 miles south of me has over a 1/2 inch of ice. While working this morning I saw my neighbor go out to shovel out her truck. Gave up when she realized the back of the truck is a large snow drift. We are at 30 degrees and are expected to rise above freezing soon and stay there.

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  • RonClinton
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    Good luck with the bees -- we need to keep all that we have.

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  • Ben Staad
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    No snow in the forecast here in North Florida we are however expecting a hard freeze overnight tonight. Municipalities in this region are not set up correctly to handle ice on the roads so I'm suspecting things may be shut down tomorrow morning.

    Really concerned about my bees with these low temps. Hope they are healthy and plentiful enough to make it through the night.

    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    We topped out at somewhere between ten and inches inches of snow, based on measurements taken in various spots on my driveway...blame the wind, and call it eleven inches. It's been raining for a few hours now, so I'm hoping whatever doesn't freeze overnight and make things even worse will melt, and tomorrow will look a lot less white and lumpy.

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  • RonClinton
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    We topped out at somewhere between ten and twelve inches of snow, based on measurements taken in various spots on my driveway...blame the wind, and call it eleven inches. It's been raining for a few hours now, so I'm hoping whatever doesn't freeze overnight and make things even worse will melt, and tomorrow will look a lot less white and lumpy.
    Last edited by RonClinton; 02-15-2021, 05:24 PM.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Dannyb View Post
    This past week it's been -48 Fahrenheit where I live. I'm just happy the winds calmed down. A couple weeks ago we had 62 mile winds. Half of the city loss power. I love the prairies in Canada during the winter. Ugh.
    I like cold weather but that is just wrong. Ugh is correct!

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  • Dannyb
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    This past week it's been -48 Fahrenheit where I live. I'm just happy the winds calmed down. A couple weeks ago we had 62 mile winds. Half of the city loss power. I love the prairies in Canada during the winter. Ugh.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by mulleins View Post
    Here in Virginia, 28 degrees and still no power since 9am yesterday morning. They're saying days before we get it back. Good news is I have two wood burning stoves, lots of split wood, cold temps to keep food safe, and plenty of wine and bourbon. Life is good this Valentine's Sunday.

    Mulleins
    The metro area her is listing about 225,000 still without power and many are expected to be out for another 24 to 48 hours. Another round of freezing rain is expected south of here. Expected to fall as snow here though. I really lucked out when we built this house. Due to the design of the power grid I am on I rarely lose power and haven't ever lost it for more than 45 minutes. Of course getting snow rather than ice in this round has been a big help! Enjoy the bourbon and take it easy.

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